LVPL-61D241: Post-Medieval weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: LVPL-61D241

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Post-Medieval to Modern cast copper-alloy cup weight belonging to nested set (c. 1500-c. 1900). This weight is circular in plan. Its sides flare evenly upwards from the base to a rim. The outer rim of the object is incised with a series of vertical grooves and ridges. The weight is corroded and in poor condition.

These type of weights were used for weighing gold and silver in the form of coin, small objects or as scrap metal or other precious materials (Saunders 2001, 125).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 6 mm
Weight: 6 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
District: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Walton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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